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Some Yorkshire Bruntons went to the USA
Posted by: Anne Reeves (ID *****8134) Date: April 23, 2009 at 09:25:56
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Dear All,
I am trying to find out what might have happened to some of my family of Bruntons who left Wakefield, Yorkshire for Philadelphia initially.

The first family to arrive in 1924 were Edward born 1893 and Florence Brunton (she nee Smith born 1892)and their two children: Edward born 1912 and Jack born 1916. Edward the elder was a Mechanical Engineer. Both sons also became Mechanics.

The parents left Philly for Hillsborough, Florida, where they both died: Edward in 1982 and Florence in 1989.

Their son Edward moved to Westville, New Jersey where he died in 1972. Jack died in 2007 in Ocala, Florida.

The second family to arrive was that of Edward's brother Leonard Norman Brunton born 1895 and his wife Doris Bent Pennington born c. 1895. Their two children, Margery born 1916 and Norman born 1922 in Wakefield, were both with them when they arrived in Philadelphia in 1929. They moved to Moorestown, New Jersey at some point before also moving down to Florida.

Leonard Norman died in 1971 in Pinellas Cnty Florida. Doris Bent Pennington remarried to a Frank Victor Blaydon in 1978 in Pinellas. She died eight years later in 1986 in the same town.

Of Margery I can find nothing, zip, zilch after her arrival in 1929.

Norman died in 2007, like his cousin and also like his cousin he was living in Florida at the time. He may have been the Norman Brunton who married a Jerry Rita Grimes Joliff in Florida in 1978 - or not.

Has anyone any knowledge of either of these two families, especially what happened to Margery?


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